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Tanzania quake kills at least 11; president says many dead

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 2:43pm
A Tanzanian police official says that at least 11 people have died in one town in the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook the Lake Victoria region, while the president says that many are dead.

$4.6M awarded to woman stuck by needle in Target parking lot

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 1:10pm
A jury has awarded a South Carolina woman more than $4.6 million after she was stuck by a hypodermic needle picked up in a Target parking lot.

Ahead of 9/11 anniversary, US makes note of global threats

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 8:40am
Ahead of Sunday's 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the State Department is reminding U.S. citizens about threats around the world and urging Americans to be vigilant about their personal security. 

Woman struck and killed near downtown Milwaukee

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 8:38am
Police say a woman walking across a street near downtown Milwaukee was struck and killed by a motorist. 

The Latest: Slender Man attorney gives up on juvenile court

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 8:33am
An attorney for one of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please horror character Slender Man says she's given up trying to move the girl's case to juvenile court. 

Sports Express - Week 4

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:44pm
Here are Friday's high school football scores as reported to the WAOW sports office.

Yahoo CEO could reap $44 million if she leaves after sale

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:42pm
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stands to collect a $44 million severance package if she leaves after Verizon completes its purchase of the once-mighty internet company.

Official: Police chief investigated for illegal gun sales

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 8:39pm
A Mississippi police chief killed himself soon after learning that authorities were investigating allegations he illegally sold city-owned firearms, including an assault rifle, a sheriff's official said Friday.

Angie's List: Deciding on an interior designer

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 8:03pm
Most of us don’t think twice about calling in a professional when the roof starts to leak or the basement needs painting, but what about when you decide to makeover a room or even your entire house? An interior designer can keep you from regretting the colors you combined or the new flooring that doesn’t stand up to the traffic. Here’s more in today’s Angie’s List report.

Kerry: US, Russia reach deal to reduce violence in Syria

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:47pm
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and Russia have finalized a plan to reduce violence in Syria and lead to a political transition ending more than five years of war.

Man facing felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting child at daycare

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:46pm
Miguel Ruiz, 35, is facing three felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a child in his wife's at-home daycare center.

Gus Macker tournament begins Saturday in Stevens Point

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:34pm
Hundreds of teams will hit the blacktop in Stevens Point Saturday for the Gus Macker tournament.

Crossing guards needed in Wausau

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:29pm
The City of Wausau needs the public's help getting kids to school safely. 

Senior living center hosts free luncheon for Wausau's first responders

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:04pm
Seniors in the community treated Wausau's first responders to lunch on Friday to thank them for their service. 

Official: Victim didn't know 14-year-old school shooter

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 5:54pm
ALPINE, Texas (AP) -- The superintendent of the Texas school district where a 14-year-old girl shot and injured a student before turning the gun on herself says investigators don't believe the girls knew each other. 

DA: Oneida Co. man assaulted girls at Rhinelander Wal-Mart

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 5:31pm
RHINELANDER (WAOW) - A Rhinelander man is accused of sexually assaulting two girls at a Wal-Mart store in Rhinelander.T

Central Wisconsin veteran receives service dog

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 5:21pm
A Central Wisconsin veteran's life is about to change as she heard that she will be receiving a new service dog in just a few months.

Marshfield girl, 4, remains hospitalized after logging truck crash

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 5:07pm
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) - More than a week after a logging truck plowed into the back of the car she was riding in, a four-year-old Marshfield girl remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition Friday, a nursing supervisor at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital said Friday. 

Man arrested after attempted bizarre bank heist in Marshfield

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:43pm
A 32-year-old man was arrested by Marshfield police after demanding 42,000 gallons of water from a teller at Forward Financial Bank on Thursday.

Artist uses crows to honor mother with dementia

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:55pm
An artist featured in the annual "Birds in Art" is using her talents to honor her mother with dementia.